ERIC Number: ED030833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Employment Experience After MDTA Training; A Study of the Relationships Between Selected Trainee Characteristics and Posttraining Experiences.
Trooboff, Benjamin Michael
Graduates and dropouts of the Atlanta, Georgia, training program under the Manpower Development and Training Act were surveyed to ascertain training effectiveness and to seek relationships between certain trainee characteristics and employment success. Using a mailed questionnaire, the study surveyed 1,062 graduates and 444 dropouts from 24 different skill training programs during the period 1963 to 1966. Major findings included the following: (1) graduates enjoyed a higher percentage of employment time (84%) than dropouts (67.4%); (2) graduates rose from an average of $.98 an hour to $1.76, while dropouts went from $1.07 to $1.51; (3) when enrollees were separated by race and sex, male graduates and dropouts did not differ notably on employment after training, and white graduates and dropouts did not differ in earnings; (4) marital and family status, wage earner status, and other factors contributing to responsibility significantly affected the percentage of time employed after training whenever the factors tended greater responsibility; (5) trainee characteristics selected for this study cannot be used as a predictive device when discriminant analysis is used. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Dropouts, Analysis of Variance, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment, Family Characteristics, Family Status, Federal Programs, Females, Followup Studies, Graduates, Income, Labor Force Development, Males, Marital Status, Race, Trainees, Work Experience
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 69-2261, MF $3.00, Xerography $10.15).
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Coll., Atlanta.
Note: D.B.A. Thesis.